We were there for the month of July. We sought peace and quiet and hoped for a few cultural things as well. In fact the garden of the property was perfect for eating outside and sitting about reading and chatting. The flat was clean, spacious and perfect for our needs. The location is fantastic. Avignon, Nimes and Arles are a short drive away. There were various festivals on and we went to concerts, dance performances, photo exhibitions as well as visiting the Roman sights. We went to 5 different beaches. We swam in rivers many times. We cycled along country lanes, among the vineyards. We drank much Cote du Rhone and generally had a great time. Pascale and Robert made it easy for us, giving us advice and showing us where things were happening. Great holiday. Thanks guys you were perfect hosts.
We spent 6 nights at the Gite and had a wonderful time. A good base for sightseeing (easy drive to Avignon, Pont Du Gard, Arles, Nimes, the coast etc) or great for relaxing in the French countryside.
Just returned from spending a month at this lovely apartment at Domazan.Our hosts Robert & Pascale were very helpful and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble for them when we needed any help. The apartment was fabulous, it was well equipped considering that we were staying for a month. The village of Domazan is a traditional wine village, it has a Bar/Cafe and a little shop, it would be a good idea if you are staying there to not buy any wine from the big supermarkets, but wait until you are at the apartment and just walk into the village and buy your wine direct from the vinyards, we can recommend the Domaine de Sourhillac, the owners are very friendly and the wine is very nice and reasonably priced too.If you like walking you will be spoiled for choice, as the walks around the village are lovely and not to taxing. You do need to have a car if you plan to stay a while as this enables you to visit the surrounding area.Last but not least we must give a mention to Ebenne & Java, Robert&Pascale's two dogs,who kept us company and entertained us throughout our stay,(Thankyou girls).We would not hesitate to recommend this apartment, it was a wonderful holiday.
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We enjoyed our week exploring the area with great advice and recommendations from our hosts...historical sites, wine tasting, dining spots and maps to help us navigate. Their input helped to make this a perfect visit to the markets, wineries ( chateau ) and villages nearby.
Our apartment was spacious, light and offered the privacy of two bedrooms. The kitchen was completely stocked for preparing small meals when we were there...and a patio for al fresco dining. We enjoyed the comforts of a home away with the vacation advice of our own "travel advisor". Our hosts were fabulous. This made all the difference in our exploration of this beautiful wine area and the exquisite town of Avignon.
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If you want to chill out and have a great base for your Provence experience then this could be the place for you. We spent 11 nights in Pascale and Roberts apartment, their local knowledge and guidance is priceless. Refer to all their other reviews and you will get an idea of their hospitality, Merci Pascal pour notre beau cadeau.
We managed to do all the suggested sites, Avignon, roman ruins of Nimes, the Carmague, Saint Remy de Provence, Les Baux de Provence,L'isle sur la Sorgue, Arles, Point du Gard, Fontaine de Vacluse, Chateauneuf du Pape,Gordes, Roussilon, Arles and the jewel Uzes. This is where we could live, The Place aux Herbes, with its fountain, arcades and terrace cafés is crowded with people and activity during the famous Uzès Saturday market, This is the best market in the area and really is a must do, Robert suggested that we shop there in the morning and take our food goodies and have a picnic under the Pont Du Gard, good move.
We hired a car having travelled by TGV train from Paris to Avignon and were first timers driving on the wrong side of the road no GPS , just a map,We took our own but there was a great selection for use in the apartment. We managed to get to all these destinations mostly with ease as the French roads are clearly signposted, some are a little narrow though. With this we also discovered little villages off the tourist radar, which were delightful, Boulbon, Theziers to name a couple. Shopping was easy with a local supermarket/cafe/restaurant/boulangerie just down the road open from 7 am., which was great for forgotten items bigger supermarkets close by n Aramon, Tarascon.
Our last day after a hetic 5 weeks hiting all the must sees in several cities we decided to really to take it easy, so we grabbed the bicycles left for visitors use in the shed, rode down a small road amongst the vineyards for 5k, came back walked down to the local shop in Domazan and joined the locals for a Plats Du Jour, and some local wine, if only we had spent the whole 5 weeks doing that with a trip to Uzes thrown in that would have been perfect !
Really sums up our trip, we are over the big sites now they are getting far too crowded, Paris, Versailles, Bruges, Rome etc, etc, if you want to live, then live as a local in a sleepy village and savour life the simple but smart way. Vive La difference.